Community Through Media: DigiComArts to ArtisticPreneur

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The Media Community goes beyond the Social World and is ever more quickly evolving into the ArtisticPreneur Movement. No need to become a starving artist. Become an ArtisticPreneur instead!

Video Film Web: a History of Change

VideoFilmWeb has long been utilizing media to create community, or as they put it “Community Through Media.” In short there has to be a community for just about any creative process to have legs. In other words an audience, sometimes an interactive audience, is needed. For ArtisticPreneurs, having an audience is vital to success, at least monetary success.

One of the reasons that the Platinum PIAs Community Awards Show for ArtisticPreneurs was first developed back in 2010, was to help ArtisticPreneurs find their customers, clients and fans. And although Platinum PIAs continues with this mission, has entered the arena as artist and small business advocates.

Video Film Web Clients

Video Film Web, despite not taking on any new clients since 2013, remains an influencer.

“Since 2013 and after 12 years of service to artists and small businesses as well as large nonprofits, Video Film Web has continued with their mission to use media to help the artistic community. In conjunction with Lights Camera Read, the nonprofit sponsored arts organization, we have been producing the Platinum PIAs each year (founded in 2010) as well as have been partnering with LCR to assist “Starving Artists” to become “ArtisticPreneurs.”

Technology Empowerment

Can technology by empowerment? Yes, it certainly can make the creative process of media projects to be easier, but how does one employ and harness technology to move forward as an entrepreneur? That’s a big part of what the ArtisticPreneur Movement is all about.

“Even though projects like Thrillumentary show us that now, with the digital revolution, making films can be much more simple, there still remains the need for making a living while doing it. This is where becoming an ArtisticPreneur could help. The definition of an ArtisticPreneur is just how the word sounds. It is a combination of being artistic and an entrepreneur at the same time.”

Getting the Word Out

Video Film Web has long realized that getting the word out is paramount. Therefore they jumped at the chance back in 2011 to work with the New York Public Library to create LightsCameraRead and DigiComArts (short for Digital Communication Arts) Workshops.

These workshops were for teens and young adults and had the goal of helping youth to find their bearings with DigiComArts Tools.

Helping Youth Get Their Bearings

This mission has continued with the ever expanding offerings of online education havens like Art Gush, which started in 2016 but recently have been completely reinventing themselves.

Art Gush, in its original version, was established in 2016 as a go-to educational membership site. But as of a few months ago this changed. The creators of Art Gush decided to explore a different path, so all the content was taken down. The new version of the site is to be part blog and part store. The store, when it is set up, will offer PDF downloadable eBooks on topics of interest to ArtisticPreneurs, including Digital Marketing.”